mul·​ti·​pole ˌməl-tē-ˈpōl How to pronounce multipole (audio)
: having or involving more than one pole (see pole entry 3) : multipolar sense 1
multipole particles
multipole interaction
a multipole magnet/connector

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multipole was in 1903

Dictionary Entries Near multipole

Cite this Entry

“Multipole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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